By Casey Neill
Dandenong High School student Hoseah Partsch touched hearts in lounge rooms across Australia during 2017 with his captivating voice and positive attitude.
The Cranbourne West 18-year-old was the runner-up on television talent show The Voice in July.
He soon had one of the country’s highest selling singles with Paper Planes and was offered a national tour with Culture Club and his coach Boy George.
“Boy, he’s brought out another Hoseah. I just feel like I’m a fresh Hoseah,” he said.
Hoseah auditioned to help his single mum and three siblings. In October he landed a modelling gig with menswear brand Johnny Bigg.
“I’m just a normal kid from Melbourne trying to chase his dream and make a better future for his family,” he said.
He’s going to keep working hard and “push to get that house that my mum’s always wanted”.
“When school finishes, I’m just going to write music. Music is going to be my everyday job,” he said.
Dandenong High School principal Susan Ogden was blown away by Hoseah’s performances.
“He has a quiet dignity, humility and he has stayed true to who he is despite the hype,” she said.
“He is an inspirational young man and we wish him well.”